Croft Castle and Parkland - National Trust

Croft Castle and Parkland - National Trust
Croft
Leominster
Herefordshire
HR6 9PW
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croft-castle

E-mail

croftcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01568 780246

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
The East, or Entrance, front of Croft Castle, Herefordshire

Home of the Croft family for nearly 1,000 years Croft Castle, a place of power, politics and pleasure, nestles in peaceful Herefordshire countryside at the heart of a 607-hectare (1,500-acre) estate of woodlands, farm and parkland. Explore the miles of woodland trails, learn about the family who have made Croft so special. See the fine Georgian interiors and family portraits. Relax in the walled garden. Stroll through the woods to the Iron Age hill fort at Croft Ambrey. Croft has more than 300 veteran trees. Enjoy the 'atmosphere rooms', including the 18th-century Saloon. Note: parts of the property may close in high winds.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

19 Feb - 27 Feb 11 11 - 4 Mon-Sun
5 Mar - 6 Nov 11 10--5:30* Mon-Sun
12 Nov - 18 Dec 11 10 - 4 Sat & Sun
19 Dec - 23 Dec 11 10 - 4 Mon-Fri

Tea-room and play area
1 Jan - 20 Feb 11 11 - 4 Sat-Sun
27 Dec - 31 Dec 11 10 - 4Tue-Sat

Admission charges

Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets) Castle and grounds: adult £8 (£7.20), child £4 (£3.60), family £20 (£18).

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Poppy

Wartime At Croft

  • 20 — 21 September 2014 10am-5pm
  • 11 — 12 October 2014 10am-5pm

What happened to them and the castle during this time. What was life like on the home front and hear the stories of Horses at War. Talks, tours, clothing, memorabilia, displays and documents from a tragic but not forgotten era.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal Admission Charges Apply.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croft-castle/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of butterfly on foliage

Nature Rangers

  • 27 August 2014 8-10:30pm *on now

Join us on Wednesday mornings for nature filled activities. Week 1: Fishpool adventure trail with clues and map reading skills, tree climbing, cave exploring and games. Week 2: Animal tracking, make plaster of Paris moulds, track prints and other wildlife fun. Week 3: Tree adventure trail, ancient tree discovery. Hide and seek in the woods. Week 4: Nature at night - Star gazing, bat walk, torch light walk, fire, hot drink and marshmallows.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.50 per child. £5.50 per adult on 27/08/2014. Booking Advisable 01568 780246.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

photograph of wounded soldier on battlefield

Heritage Open Days 2014: Croft Castle and Parkland

  • 13 September 2014 10am-5pm

The castle, gardens and parkland are open with free entry on Saturday 13 September in celebration of Heritage Open Days. Marking the centenary of the Great War, experience a weekend of the First World War at Croft. Learn the stories of the 4 members of the Croft family who went to war. Find out all about what happened to them and the castle during this time and what life was like on the home-front in the Croft community. Discover the story of Horses at War inside the stables. Talks, tours, clothing, memorabilia, displays and demonstrations from a tragic but not forgotten era.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/croft-castle-and-parkland

photograph of apples on tree

Harvest Weekend

  • 27 — 28 September 2014 10am-5pm

All things harvest. See what we've cultivated this year. Apple scrumping and pressing, blackberry hunting, jam and chutney making, food foraging and more harvest fun.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croft-castle/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of mushrooms

Fungi Forays

  • 12 October 2014 10am-12pm, 2-4pm
  • 15 October 2014 2-4pm

Learn about identifying species, best places to spot them, edible and poisonous varieties.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£7.50. Booking essential.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Trees

Ancient Tree Walk

  • 17 October 2014 2-4pm

Learn about why these trees were planted, some of the history surrounding them and how we manage the trees on the 1500 acres of parkland.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.00 per adult. Booking essential.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

photograph of saplings

Tree Planting Party

  • 9 November 2014 9am-1pm

Get involved with our wood pasture restoration work and remember local casualties of the First World War. Ticket includes a light lunch.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10.00 per person, normal admission charges apply

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croft-castle/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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